Have a certain homeschooler in mind whom you would like to nominate for next month's award? Give your friend a month of fame and submit your nominee today!
A busy homeschooling mom of three, Melissa Slezak understands the effort and commitment required to teach her children at home for the past four years. Her enthusiasm and great love of children has even led to hopes of becoming a foster parent to another toddler.
Like most parents, Melissa has discovered many blessings in homeschooling.
"Homeschooling has been the most rewarding privilege, as well as the most humbling, as I have been learning to give all of my family and me to Him each day and trust in Him to fill the gaps of what I have missed," she said. "I'm more in love with my Lord, husband, and children today than I have ever been, and I'm jealous for their time. I want to be the one who gets to spend this short season training and teaching them in the ways of our Lord."
Along with her daily homeschooling responsibilities, Melissa and her husband lead an active family ministry at church. She is a mentor, Bible study leader, and a supporter to many homeschool parents as she gives words of encouragement to those who need it most. Melissa truly values people's lives and makes time for others.
"Even among a hectic life of school, sports, and church, she is always available when you need her," said her friend and nominator.
Submit Your Nominee
Like Melissa's story, tell us why you think your friend should be chosen as AOP's Homeschool Parent of the Month. What makes him/her stand out as a spectacular homeschool parent? How many years and how many children has he/she homeschooled? How does he/she show concern or support for his/her family and other homeschoolers? Is he/she actively involved in his/her community and church? How has he/she personally touched your homeschooling family? Include a photo (optional) and information in 250 words or less that tells us how this individual stands apart as an extraordinary homeschooling parent.
If chosen, your nominee will be awarded a $50 AOP gift certificate that's good toward the purchase of any AOP homeschool curriculum or resource. Don't let this opportunity to recognize a fellow homeschooler pass you by. Submit your nominee today!